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ASBrS releases risk-based breast screening guidelines
May 3, 2019 -- The momentum toward greater use of risk-based breast screening continues to build. The American Society of Breast Surgeons has released what it says are the first screening mammography guidelines based on a woman's individual breast cancer risk profile, calling for all women to be assessed for risk when they are 25. Read More
Pediatric patients go to the dogs for MRI anxiety relief
May 3, 2019 -- Who doesn't feel better alongside a friendly pup? It's no surprise, then, that pediatric patients who spend time with a therapy dog before and after their MRI scans feel less anxious and more relaxed about their experience, according to a pilot study published April 27 in Pediatric Radiology. Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 85: The magic of Cinco de Mayo
May 3, 2019 -- With the Cinco de Mayo holiday approaching, many hospital residents who aren’t working or aren’t on call have the opportunity to blow off a little steam. Priya and Andy are no different, as we discover in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
ASBrS: Less-invasive mastectomy safe for more women
May 3, 2019 -- A type of mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact is a safe option for more women, including those who have breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes or who are at risk for surgical complications, according to research presented May 2 at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) meeting in Dallas. Read More
Travel ban prompts meeting moves for radiology society
May 3, 2019 -- What happened when a major radiology society moved the location of its annual conference at the last minute in response to state antidiscrimination laws discouraging travel to certain states? The meeting went off without a hitch, according to an article published April 30 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI
May 2, 2019 -- Researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that accurately detected chronic myocardial infarction on noncontrast-enhanced cardiac cine MRI, potentially obviating the need for gadolinium-based contrast agents in these patients, according to research published online April 30 in Radiology. Read More
Why radiologists must manage their online presence
May 2, 2019 -- Word of mouth from friends and family was once enough to inform our decisions. But today, advice from the internet has taken precedence over recommendations from those we know personally -- and this is especially true in healthcare. How does this apply to radiologists? Rebecca Farrington from Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
Radiation events prompt FDA notice on Rb-82 generators
May 1, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has bolstered its requirement for safety labels on rubidium-82 (Rb-82) generators for PET studies. The action follows reports of a "serious incident" of excess radiation exposure to patients caused by what the FDA called "user error." Read More
Radiology is leading by example when it comes to AI
May 1, 2019 -- The radiology community's proactive response to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) offers an important lesson to other clinical specialties in how they should prepare for the new era of AI, according to an editorial published online April 25 in the Yearbook of Medical Informatics. Read More
Why are doctors overriding CT guidelines for PE patients?
May 1, 2019 -- As much as 37% of CT pulmonary angiography exams for patients with a pulmonary embolism (PE) were ordered against guideline recommendations at a New York hospital, according to a new study. Researchers investigated the underlying reason for this discordance in an April 30 article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
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